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Noreen (Reenie) Christensen

January 29, 2021 | 36 comments

Noreen “Reenie” Christensen, 71, of Rockland passed away on January 27, 2021, at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse. She was born August 25, 1949, to William W. and Vivian Austin in Rockland, WI.

On May 13, 1983, Reenie was united in marriage to Christian Christensen. She worked at Stella-Jones (formally Webster Lumber) Bangor, WI for many years.

Noreen loved softball, bowling, golf, singing, visiting the casino, and deer cruises. She was an active member of the Rockland United Methodist Church for over 58 years, the Order of the Eastern Star for 53 years, and American Legion Auxiliary; most recently serving as President.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Chris; her daughter, Renee (Ron) Bass of Bangor; her son, David (Julie) Christensen of Sparta; her sister, Ann (the late Bob) Johnson of Rockland; sisters-in law Ruth (Mike) Weber of Kewaskum; grandchildren Tricia, Zac, Chelsey, Amber, Austin, Madison, Etta; many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, William W. and Vivian M. (Jones) Austin; Mother-in-law Evelyn Christensen, her in-laws, Nancy Bugni, Bernadine Balcom, Karen Miller, and Bob Johnson.

Memorials may be given to the Rockland United Methodist Church or the Order of the Eastern Star.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.




  1. Deborah A Foster

    Sorry for your loss she was a great lady. Thoughts and prayers sent to the family.

  2. Gregory Taylor

    Renee so sorry for your loss and yes she will be greatly miss by everyone who knew her . I know I will miss her a lot and remember the times we had together and climbing the big rock in rock land

  3. Kris O’Heron

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Reenie was always kind to me and my son. Thinking of you all.

    • Mary Nuttleman

      Sorry for your loss condolences to her family

    • Pam Semb

      so sad to hear this…both Renie and sister Ann l

      were very welcoming to. That couple from Lacrosse moved to Rockland.
      Also enjoyed being in Legion Auxiliary with her..hugs to Chris and Ann from Minnesota

  4. Joddie Sampson

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Dave and Joddie

  5. Dolly Small

    Though your hearts must hold deep sadness right now, may it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be a part of you…
    Thinking and praying for all family.

  6. Mark & Deann Elliott

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Reenie will be dearly missed.

  7. Jim Haun

    Please accept our deepest sympathies

  8. Terri White & family

    Church will not seem the same without Reenie! Her beautiful voice will be missed while we are singing the hymns! There is no doubt that she is finding love in heaven!!

  9. Fran Amundson

    My deepest sympathy. Renee was always such a great person.

  10. Sandi Johnson

    So very sorry to hear of Reenie passing. Keep in your heart all those precious memories.

  11. Karen

    Very nice picture so sorry for your loss

  12. Sydney Chandler

    Guys, I am so so sorry for your loss. She is loved by many and she will be remember forever. Im sending your family so much love and strength to get through this time. ❤️❤️

  13. Corne & Mary Jo

    Dear Reenie’s loved ones….we are so sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend for many years. We will cherish all of the precious memories. We hold you close in our hearts and prayers. Love, Corne and Mary Jo

  14. Diane Yeske

    So very sorry for your loss. Reene was always fun to sit and chat with . Will miss her! Our sympathies to you Chris and your whole family. Diane and Wayne Yeske

  15. Diane and Mark Powell

    So very sorry to hear about Reenie. A great lady she was. Thinking of you!

  16. Maryann Williams

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Christensen Family. Renee was a joy to be around and such a wonderful woman.

  17. Laurie (Solberg) Krueger

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Such a wonderful lady gone way too soon. Reenie will be missed by all who knew her. There’s nothing we can do to ease the pain, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Ed Solberg

    So sorry to hear this! Reenie was part of our Rockland “family” growing up! Deepest sympathy from Laurie and me.

  19. Sandy Severson

    I know she is singing with the Angels. So sorry for your loss.

  20. Gidget (Krueger) Gade

    So sorry for your loss. Right out of high school I was blessed to play softball with Reenie and Ann. Great memories!

  21. Steve Deyo

    Very sorry for your loss. We are currently in AZ for the winter.
    Reenie was a great person to work with at Webster.

  22. Marty & Marabeth Leum

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to her family.

  23. Cindy bolcerek

    Reenie will be missed by many. I had a lot of good times playing softball and bowling for many years with her. So sorry for your loss.. Cindy and Pete Bolcerek

  24. Michael D Foster

    So Sorry for you loss. Prayers for your family and you.

  25. Peggy Wright

    She was a special lady. She worked at Webster Lumber with my husband (now deceased) Red Woodworth. We got to become friends with her and her husband at several business functions.

  26. Gary J. Althoff

    Chris & family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!
    Gary & Karen Althoff

  27. Liz Russell

    Deepest sympathies to Chris and family. A lot of good memories of working with Reenie through the years. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Tim Gamroth

    To Chris & family. So sorry to here of Reenies passing. Take care and God bless. Tim & Tammy Gamroth.

  29. Paula Sheldon

    Chris and family. I met and worked with Reenie at Webster Lumber Company. I will fondly remember our conversations, her sense of humor, and how she taught me how to bowl. She will be remembered as a very kind and compassionate lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out for all of you.

  30. Sharon Bakkom

    Chris and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. We always had so much fun at Webster gatherings.
    She loved her bowling, soft ball and especially her Eastern Star Group. She will be missed by many.
    Prayers for you all.
    Sharon and Rick Bakkom

  31. Sheila Olsen

    We send our sympathy in the loss of Reenie. She will be missed. Take care! Mark and Sheila Olsen

  32. Jarlan Hesselberg

    Sincere condolences to family and many friends,

  33. Linda Kassera

    Deepest sympathies are extended to all members of the family. May your heart be warmed by wonderful memories.


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